This brought me out of my comfort zone because I don't particularly care to go out at night. I don't see as well, and have no one to go with me. But I did it.
Tonight, I went to an outdoor mall and was there just after sunset-the blue hour.
illuminated by colored lights. During the summer, water shoots upward to 6 feet and dances to canned music. Tonight, the fountains never went over a foot, though they did dance to a live band playing on a nearby stage. Kids love to play in this water, and even on this chilly evening, kids and youth alike were attracted to the colorful jets of water.
Notice the group of young people in the background of the photo on the left? They were celebrating a quinceanera, and the girl of honor wore a turquoise dress and looked like a princess. Some of the guys in the group had matching vests. They all looked very sharp.
The grouped moved over to the right and suddenly, began performing an impromptu dance! Not sure what is was, but the movements were slow, the girls were spun around and partners were changed. At the time, I was experimenting with shutter speed on the water spouts, but I started clicking away at the dancers.(This is as close to a flash mob I've ever been!)
Even dogs enjoyed running through the lights!
And below is another water fountain that sports a flame at the top!
One of my favorite stores! I liked the coloring and the cheerful lights
I had been shooting picture for less than an hour, when two security guards informed me that the mall owners do not allow photographing unless someone is in the picture. Supposedly, there were signs around informing of the rule, but I never noticed them. I apologized and was on my way. I had plenty of pictures to work from so it was okay.
I bet going to someplace like a carnival or fair at night would be fun- so many colors and shapes to capture. I did enjoy this adventure-especially the dancers! Will definitely do it again somewhere else at another time. Thanks Kat for the prod to explore new areas!